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    THEATRE
PANTO SCREENING: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds;
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December, 2pm and 5pm
We find ourselves in unexpected times with our great festive tradition of the family pantomime cancelled in many towns and cities across the land. But, riding to the rescue to make sure that panto-loving audiences don’t miss out on this special Christmas experience is Blue Peter legend, Peter Duncan, with his biggest and best 'Here's One I Made Earlier' challenge! Peter, a critically acclaimed Panto Dame, writer and director, has decided to use his own massive back garden to film Jack and the Beanstalk, a socially distanced pantomime, complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes and even a real beanstalk! Tickets £15, U16s £9, Family £40, Jobseekers and keyworkers £10
ROH LIVE (RECORDED): THE NUTCRACKER, Abbeygate Cinema;
Thursday 10th December, 7pm
The Royal Ballet, starring: Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell. The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. English subtitles. Recorded 2016.
High flying dame: Jack and the Beanstalk via the Apex
Special events
THE MUSEUM STRIKES BACK, Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds;
Runs until Sunday 24th December
The 12th Annual Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition - an intergalactic exhibition for all ages. Screen-used props, artwork, studio replicas and meet an iconic 80s puppet baddie. Celebrating two special sci-fi anniversaries as well as cult- classics from the small and big screens. This year marks 40 years since ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ hit homes across the globe, whilst back in Britain, Dr Who was capturing the public’s imagination during the tenure of one its most popular leads, Tom Baker. Moyse’s will be borrowing high-end screen used props from eras old and new. Meet a real Dalek! Standard admission prices apply. Booking not required. Opening times: Mon-Sat, 10-5 (last entry 4pm), Sun 12-4 (last entry 3pm). Enquiries: 01284 706183.
GHOSTLY AND MACABRE WALK, Bury St Edmunds;
Fridays 4th, 11th & 18th December, and more
Want to see some of the more bizarre and macabre corners of Bury St Edmunds and the Great Churchyard? Want to hear tales of ghostly apparitions, spectres and monks? Want to be chilled to the core in a light- hearted way under the safe protection of your expert Guardian Guide? Then join this guided Ghostly and Macabre walk. Suitable for adults and children aged 14+ (U18s must be supervised by an adult), dogs not permitted. Tickets: £7 per person, available from www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
FATHER CHRISTMAS AT MOYSE’S HALL, Moyse’s Hall, Bury St Edmunds; Sunday 6th December, 10-11:45am
Meet Father Christmas at Moyse's Hall Museum in his traditional Grotto and tell him your wishes for Christmas, all before he heads off for his busiest day of the year. Children will receive a free gift. Tickets include free admission to the Museum for the paying child. Please note: there will be no photo included this year, hence the smaller fee. This is to restrict the number of staff in the room to allow for social distancing, but Father Christmas is more than happy for you to take your own pictures. Time slots are 10 minutes per family group/bubble and should not exceed 6 people. Tickets: Groups must not exceed 6 people and must include at least 1 adult. £6.50 per child, accompanying adult(s) free of charge. Please select number of children from the drop down when booking. www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
WEDNESDAY TALKS AT THE LIBRARY: Bury St Edmunds Library; Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm
A programme of talks and guest speakers on a wide range of topics; including local history, cinema, travel, authors, and much more. Call 01284 338830 for more information and to see when these resume.
MEDALS & MILITARIA AUCTION, Lacy Scott &
Knight LLP, Bury St Edmunds; Friday 11th December, 10am-4pm
To include military and honorific medals, antique
firearms, uniforms, edged weapons and other related ephemera. Followed by sporting and country related
pieces to include; taxidermy, fishing tackle, shotguns
and related attire, along with sporting pictures and
prints.
Viewing – the day prior 10am-7pm and the morning of
the sale from 9am. Tickets: www.lskauctioncentre.co.uk/medals-militaria-country-pursuits
FATHER CHRISTMAS AT NOWTON PARK, Nowton Park, Bury Road, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU; Sunday 13th December, 9:30am-12pm
Father Christmas and his elves are coming to Nowton Park. Visit him in his grotto, listen to his stories and receive a special present. Time slots are 10 minutes per family group/bubble and should not exceed 6 people. Please note that time slots must be strictly adhered to. Groups to remain in cars until called for their allocated time slot. Father Christmas will be distanced and behind clear screens. Helpers will remain a safe distance away and wear gloves.
Presents will be wrapped more than 72 hours prior to the event. All groups must be accompanied by an adult. Follow the road up to the nursery - parking is available on site. Tickets: Groups must not exceed 6 people and must include at least 1 adult. £8 per child, accompanying adult(s) free of charge. Please select number of children from the drop down when booking. www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
Agenda editor Andrew Deane
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